This past year I had stepped away from my blog, and to be honest I am not really sure why. However this hiatus allowed me to step back and look at what I want next on My Road Map to Wellness. I discovered I wanted to connect more with my followers, clients and subscribers. So today I am feeling rejuvenated and am proud to announce that I have teamed up with an amazing telehealth company Healthie and will be seeing clients via their fantastic online platform.
Let me tell you a little bit about telthealth and why I am adding this service to my blog, in an addition to my wonderful practice at Family Practice Group. Telehealth is the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education at a distance. In this fast-paced digital age, almost everyone stays connected through smartphones because there is that desire for immediate connection in real time. In fact 90% of us have a cellphone, 64% of those are smartphone and mobile app use has increased by 85%. So it makes sense that cell phones, smartphones, tablets, and other wireless technologies are being looked at to take the place of the traditional face to face office visit for nutrition. And 70% of patients report they are comfortable communicating with their health care providers via text, email and video. Technology and telehealth is making nutrition counseling more convenient and accessible for both the dietitian and you, the client!
Using the Healthie platform with me will be like having a facetime or skype session with a friend, except we will be talking nutrition and wellness. You will be able to attend your nutrition sessions from the comfort of your home, your office or on the road. All you need to attend is a computer, tablet or smart phone, it’s that simple!
The platform is also HIPPA compliant which was very important to me to keep all your health and personal information secure. You will be alble to schedule sessions on-line, send secure messages, buy packages, and engage with both web and moblie portals to track food intake, weight, workouts, set goals and share “Healthies”! (Healthie’s clever version of “selfies”)
So now there is are TWO paths to work with me, On Your Road Map to Wellness! I will be building up my telehealth practice and “seeing” clients all day Mondays, some evenings and potentially weekends. My practice at Family Practice Group is still thriving, I see clients Tuesday – Friday starting at 8:00 AM, where we accept most major insurance plans.
Let’s face it the desire to be healthy is not the problem. The challenge is finding the time, support and courage to try something new. I am here to get you back on track while also supporting Your Road Map to Wellness, buckle up and enjoy the ride!